Robert N. Stavins

Robert N. Stavins

A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development
Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program
Director, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements
Robert N.  Stavins

Research Interests

Environmental economics, natural resource economics, and related public policy; innovation and diffusion of technology; market-based strategies for future climate policy; international climate agreements

Related Publications

The SO2 Allowance Trading System: The Ironic History of a Grand Policy Experiment. Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 27, Number 1, Winter 2013, pp. 103-122

Climate Negotiators Create an Opportunity for Scholars. Science, August 31, 2012, Volume 337, Number 6098, pp. 1043ÔÇæ1044.

The Effect of Allowance Allocations on Cap-and-Trade System Performance. The Journal of Law and Economics 54(4), 2011, (published August, 2012), pp. S267-S294

Challenges from State-Federal Interactions in U.S. Climate Change Policy. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, volume 101, number 3, May 2011, pages 253-257.

The Problem of the Commons: Still Unsettled After 100 Years. American Economic Review 101(2011):81-108. [A-63]

Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Strategy, and the Environment. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 26.2 (June 2010): 164ÔÇæ181.

"Linking Tradable Permit Systems: A Key Element of Emerging International Climate Policy Architecture." Ecology Law Quarterly 36(2010):789-808.

Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Addressing Climate Change with a Comprehensive U.S. Cap-and-Trade System. (2008)

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